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World Meat Congress 2016

China’s meat demand ‘higher than expected’

China will continue to import huge quantities of pork despite its stagnant economic growth, analysts at the World Meat Congress stressed. 

Walmart Foundation tackles food safety in China

The University of Arkansas has received a $2.3m grant from the Walmart Foundation to fund projects involving the poultry industry in China.

Australian grocery sales still slowing yet industry remains positive

In what is beginning to feel like déjà vu, retail sales growth is once again expected to remain positive, despite a modest slowdown heading into the December quarter. 

Rapid anaemia tests in rural India aim to boost iron and folic acid supplementation

Rapid detection anaemia tests are being rolled-out in Uttar Pradesh, India – a region where as many as one-in-two women are anaemic.

Chongqing: The beef capital of China

An ambitious Chinese provincial official wants to displace imported beef with home grown product.

China’s pork imports boom, but EU share slumps

China’s pork imports continue to gather pace despite the European Union’s (EU) market share falling in the world’s most coveted pig meat arena.

USDA: China’s soybean imports, feed use expected to increase

Feed and protein meal demands are set to increase China’s soybean imports to a record level, says USDA attaché group.

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Italian and Chinese officials discuss beef safety

Experts from the Italian Ministry of Health and China Food and Drug Administration met to discuss Italian agro-food products last week.

Market research confirms emerging Chinese consumer trends

Nearly half of Chinese consumers now consider themselves to be “adventurous” when it comes to trying out new food and beverage products—a substantial increase over the respondents to the same...

Coca-Cola Ginger launches in Australia

Coca-Cola hopes its new ginger flavor will attract occasional and lapsed Coca-Cola drinkers back to the category. 

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Market update: Palm oil prices increase after production losses

The price of palm oil has increased by 12% since August due to a decline in production coupled with high demand. 

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Indian non-profit opens food safety and quality control lab

An Indian not-for-profit organization has inaugurated its second Food Safety and Quality Control Lab (FSQC Lab) in Lucknow.

Water sourced from plants: Premium in Australia; precious in India

AquaBotanical – a water sourced entirely from fruit and vegetables – is currently sold as a premium brand in Australia. But the brand’s potential is much greater, according to its...

China's food sector: Is there room left for the little guys?

China may have opened up its economy even more in the last several years but it's not as if the floodgates are wide apart. Much of this "openness" is actually...

Cargill move shows Philippines is a key Asian growth market

Work has got underway on a Cargill premix plant in the Philippines.

Agilent launches application kit to screen for veterinary drugs

Agilent Technologies has launched an application kit to screen for 189 veterinary drugs regulated by the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture.

The hottest superfood ingredients in Japan right now…and the next ones primed for success

Several superfoods are now becoming mainstream in Japan because consumers are acutely aware of the “nutrient powerhouses” and their functional benefits.

This week Down Under

Worrying rise in younger Australian children with body image issues

Market research conducted to see whether fears that children will grow up obsessed with skinniness and believing that only thin people are happy and successful has revealed that concerns are...

IBM and Walmart to boost traceability with blockchain

IBM, Walmart and Tsinghua University are to work together on a 16-week project to improve the way food is tracked, transported and sold to consumers across China.

‘Exceptional growth’ in Australian wine exports to China

China becomes top wine export market for Australia

China has become the top market for Australian wine exports (by value), thanks to the middle class’ increased interest in wine and the benefits of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement. ...

Despite recent surge, halal market still has huge long-term potential

Global sales of halal products have surged in recent years, yet the potential for further growth, both in Islamic and non-Islamic countries, remains vast.

UAE and Saudi: Nations ridden by the desire to lose weight

Two-thirds residents in the UAE and Saudi Arabia look out for healthy products, seeing them as a priority ahead of less healthy equivalents.

Government trawlers help Chinese firms to enter omega-3 krill market

As global krill oil major Aker Biomarine awaits regulatory approval for its new Superba 2 product line in China, increased consumer demand for omega-3s is bringing increasingly more local suppliers...

Halal Japan: Meet the people convincing food firms to take the Islamic market seriously

With just 100,000 Muslims among a population of 127m, its perhaps little surprise that halal products have not been the top priority for Japan’s food manufacturers.

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Market update: Beer in India

India is among the top five beer markets in Asia-Pacific in terms of volume. Four large global players—Heineken, Budweiser, SABMiller and Carlsberg—together control 86% of India’s market and account for...

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